Six 50x35cm placements
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
Kunronj, 2007 ©Jennifer Wurrkidj / Licensed by Copyright Agency
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This artwork depicts important manme (food) from freshwater environments on Jennifer’s country and the traditional tools used to gather them. The kunkaninj (digging stick) is used to dig for wayuk (waterlily) roots, which are eaten fresh from the water or cooked on an open fire.
The kunkaninj is also used to find and dig freshwater komrdawh (long necked turtles) which hibernate on the floodplains during the dry season. Various fish species including the birlmu (barramundi) are hunted with a spear or trapped inside a woven fish trap. After they are collected and hunted, these foods are carried back to camp in woven dilly bags called kunmadj.